Aug. 21

• PRESCHOOL ART: Preschoolers make a craft, paint or create a small art project 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• RIBBON CUTTING: Roost Real Estate celebrates its ribbon cutting 4:30-6 p.m. at 130 Landings Drive, Mooresville. Details: www.roostre.com or 704-966-2117.

• BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours networking event at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Winery and Hyde Park Storage, 10508 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The event includes wine, craft beer and entertainment. Details: www.lakenorman.org.

• THURSDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS: Adults enjoy a free beer and wine tasting, food truck, and acoustic music 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: Sea Cruz performs a beach/variety concert 6-9 p.m. on the Historic Courthouse Lawn, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 

• RIVER JAM: Moreland & Arbuckle performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

• OPEN MIC: Bella Love presents an Open Mic 2.0, featuring various artists, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Kadi Fit in Oak Street Mill, 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Admission costs $5. Details: http://bellalove.com.

 

Aug. 22

• CONCERT: Alan Barrington performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• SPOKEN WORD: Bella Love presents a spoken word and poetry night at 8 p.m. at Kadi Fit in Oak Street Mill, 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius Admission costs $5. Details: http://bellalove.com.

 

Aug. 23

• FARMERS MARKET: The Davidson Farmers Market opens 8 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Huntersville Grower’s Market opens 8 a.m.-noon at 103 Maxwell St., Huntersville. 

• NFL SKILLS: The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick tests the football skills of boys and girls ages 8-15 at 9 a.m. at Huntersville Athletic Park, 11720 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.nflppk.com or 704-766-2220.

• SCHOOL FESTIVAL: Gethsemane Baptist Church offers free school supplies to K-12 students at its 2014 Back@School Breakout event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 565 Jetton St., Davidson. Festivities will also include a game truck, entertainment, DJ, free haircuts, nail art, face painting, bounce house, prizes and food. Details: 704-892-1635.

• LEARNING LETTERS: Children participate in a hands-on program to identify letters through stories, games and more at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• MEET THE RAPTORS: Families meet the raptors 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• FLIGHT SHOW: Families see Talons: Birds of the World, Carolina Raptor Center’s Summer Flight show at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• CONCERT: TTW Band performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• RIVER JAM: Blue Dogs performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

DOG CONTEST: Dogs showcase their personalities and talents in the Commodore Cover Dog Search for a chance to make the cover of an upcoming cover of Lake Norman CURRENTS at 5 p.m. at Langtree Plantation, 554 Langtree Road, Mooresville. Registration costs $40. Day-of registration will begin at 5 p.m. Details: www.pageantpup.org.

 

Aug. 24

• BOOK BAG BLESSING: Mt. Zion United Methodist holds a Blessing of the Teachers and Book Bags ceremony at all three Sunday worship services 8:30 a.m.-noon, as well as front lawn bash 4-7 p.m., at the church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

• BACKPACK BLESSING: Community in Christ Lutheran offers its annual Blessing of the Backpacks at the beginning of worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the church, 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

• LEARNING LETTERS: Children participate in a hands-on program to identify letters through stories, games and more at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• SPECIES TOUR: Families see hawks, owls, falcons or vultures 12:30-1 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• VULTURE FEEDING: Families watch the staff and volunteers feed vultures 1-1:30 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• MEET THE RAPTORS: Families meet the raptors 2-2:30 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• RAPTOR TRAINING: Families watch raptor training at 3-3:30 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• CONCERT: Calvin Edwards Trio performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 4-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

 

Aug. 25

• COMMUNITY CHORUS: The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus hosts an open house to allow the public to sing and meet with singers at 7 p.m. at Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. Details: www.nmccsings.org or 704-644-7368.

 

Aug. 26

• DAYLILY BOOK CLUB: Adults compare different genres of literature at 10 a.m. at Cornelius Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: 704-416-3800 or www.cmlibrary.org.

• BOOK CLUB: Children, ages 6-8, prepare for next-level reading skills in the Boys Will Be Boys Book Club at 4:30 p.m. at Cornelius Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: 704-416-3800 or www.cmlibrary.org.

• COMEDY SHOW: Travis Howze performs a comedy show at 8 p.m. at  the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Aug. 27

• SENSORY SCIENCE: Children use their five senses to explore different objects at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• FOOD TRUCK: Bella Love presents Food Truck Wednesday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: http://bellalove.org.

• CAKE RACE: Davidson College hosts the 75th anniversary of its cake race 5-6 p.m. at Baker Plaza by the Wildcat statue. The community donates cakes for the winners of the 1.7-mile race. Bring cakes 8 a.m.-3 p.m. to the Baker Sports Complex. Details: brdaugherty@davidson.edu or 704-894-2342.

 

Aug. 28

• PRESCHOOL ART: Preschoolers make a craft, paint or create a small art project 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: The Extraordinaires performs a concert 6-9 p.m. at 1 Court Square, Lincolnton. The performance is part of the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Alive After Five Concert Series.

• RIVER JAM: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

 

Aug. 29

• CONCERT: Tim Cook Band performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• CONCERT: Old Town Cornelius presents Jammin’ in the OTC 7:30-11 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. The Goodnight Brothers Band and The Message perform. Details: http://bellalove.com.

 

Aug. 30

• FARMERS MARKET: The Davidson Farmers Market opens 8 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Huntersville Grower’s Market opens 8 a.m.-noon at 103 Maxwell St., Huntersville. 

• WAR RE-ENACTMENT: Latta Plantation hosts a Revolutionary War Re-enactment of the Battle of Charlotte 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the historic site, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• SMART WITH ART: Children engage all the senses as they develop skills in expression and creation at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• MEET THE RAPTORS: Families meet the raptors 11-11:30 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• FLIGHT SHOW: Families see Talons: Birds of the World, Carolina Raptor Center’s Summer Flight show at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• COMEDY IMPROV: The Chuckleheads present a comedy improv show 6 and 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. The 8 p.m. show could contain adult language and situations. Tickets cost $10 at www.planetimprov.com or $15 at the door. Details: scott@planetimprov.com or 704-301-1564.

• CONCERT: Soundbarrier performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• RIVER JAM: Oak Creek Band performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

 

Ongoing

• STAGE SHOW: Austin Larkin and Kevin Roberge star in John Logan’s Tony Award-winning “Red” at  8 p.m. Aug. 21-23 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, students and groups. Details: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.